The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 93 83 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs citing VB 9 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.74% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.42% 2.27% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 17
Median daily rate £400 £245 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £157 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £375 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +12.87%
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
636 528 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.45% 32.75% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 351 272
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 16
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 3 £550 -
Bolton - 1 £255 -
Salford - 1 £350 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VB.

1 5 (45.45%) C
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Lua
3 3 (27.27%) JSON
3 3 (27.27%) Microservices
3 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Apache
3 3 (27.27%) LDAP
3 3 (27.27%) HTTP
3 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) SAML
3 3 (27.27%) Tivoli
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) WinCC
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
1 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
1 3 (27.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) MorphX
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Designer
4 1 (9.09%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Lead
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) JSON
1 3 (27.27%) SAML
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Psychology
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
1 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
2 3 (27.27%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (27.27%) Microservices
2 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Lua
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) OCP
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) IEC 61508
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (27.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Siemens